Archive for the ‘Contact Lenses’ Category

Top 7 Ways for Contact Lens User to minimize eye infections

1) Remove contact lenses before immersing in water2) Wash hands before handling lenses3) Keep your contact lenses clean & disinfected4) Use fresh products and discard used solutions5) Store contacts in clean, dry, disinfected cases6) Replace contacts regularly and on schedule7) Have regular eye examinations

Decorative contact lenses and Halloween

Decorative contact lenses and HalloweenDecorative contact lenses have become quite popular in recent years, with demand increasing during the Halloween season. Fun designs are made to look animalistic including zebra, cat and jaguar eyes. Although cosmetic contact lenses can be fun and safe, they can produce serious eye problems. If you wear special effect lenses […]

Researchers develop photochromic lenses

In Singapore researchers have developed UV-responsive, or lenses that darken when exposed to ultraviolet light, protecting the eyes against the sun’s damaging rays. The lenses contain a novel polymer laced with an intricate network of nano-sized tunnels filled with dyes. The investigators hope to have these photochromic contact lenses commercially available within a year.

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca) is a condition that can occur when the tear glands production is not sufficient to support the structures of the eye resulting in discomfort, redness and in some cases increased infection and reduced vision. Symptoms include itchy dry eyes, stinging or burning eyes, foreign body sensation, redness and excessive tearing. […]

Contact Lens storage case contamination

Researchers from the Soroka Medical Center in Israel conducted tests of contact lens disinfection solution in storage cases and discovered that Pseudomonas was the most common pathogen (disease causing- 41%) with fungal pathogens accounting for 3.3% of the contamination. These pathogens can cause keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) which can lead to vision loss. This […]

Contact Lens Trends

Of the 53% of US Citizens who require vision correction, 13% wear contact lenses. Forecasters predict 7% to 8% annual growth of the contact lens industry over the next few years. Estimates put the contact lens global market at about $5 billion, with the United States accounting for 40% of that total. Soft contact lens […]